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Service contracts for IT: what are the options?

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Effectively contract IT services Time and Materials or Fixed Price when agreeing IT service contracts….. which is best? In this age of ITaaS utilisation IT managers are often asked to become involved in the creation of IT contract service agreements. The following article provides an overview for IT managers of the differences, the merits complexities, and potential commercial impact of two very different options. Time and Materials v Deliverables Which direction should you take when constructing the payment terms within … Read More

Is it Procurement or Strategic Sourcing?

Fragmented sourcing of IT solutions and services within the public sector leads to unnecessary cost and complexity. According to analyst Gartner: “Most organisations fail to extract the most value from their vendor relationships because they have not developed a disciplined approach to managing their solution providers.” A Fragmented and Unsophisticated Approach With the move to the cloud and cloud based solutions more and more of the IT budget is being spent externally. Many organisations have a fragmented unsophisticated approach to … Read More